Is the Nikkor 16-85mm overrated?

Started Mar 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
Reivilos
Reivilos Regular Member • Posts: 396
Re: Overrated? No. Overpriced? Maybe

Leonard Migliore wrote:

I got my D300 with a 16-85 and the lens has performed superbly ever since. The sharpness and contrast is excellent while distortion's not a problem. The only downside is that it's slow, but I have primes for those situations.

The 16-85 is generally described as a very high quality lens with a usable zoom range. My experience is consistent with that, so I'd never say the lens was overrated.

I agree. I'd say for a 5x zoom, Nikon have made a very balanced set of compromises. The real weakness of that lens has always been its price point.

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